Sox Beat Athletics - Gavin Sheets hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday night. Sheets lined a leadoff double against Zach Jackson (2-3) in the ninth and advanced to third on Josh Harrison''s sacrifice bunt before Jackson bounced a slider with Tim Anderson at the plate. Sheets came through with two big extra-base hits off A''s relievers after popping out twice against Oakland starter Paul Blackburn, including in the fifth with runners at second and third.
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Cubs Lose to Giants - Luis Gonz lez and Joey Bart homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants withstood a late rally to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Saturday night. Austin Slater doubled home Darin Ruf in the bottom of the third to start the scoring for San Francisco. Yerm n Mercedes followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0. After David Villar led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, Gonz lez hit a two-run homer off Cubs starter Drew Smyly. On the next pitch, Bart homered to left to give the Giants a 5-0 lead. Click below to read more: https://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=401355728